(im)moral

why do you do what you do?

where does your sense of morality come from?

is it an innate set of morals that you follow? born to do ‘good’ things and not do ‘bad’ things?

were you taught morals by those who raised you and so adopted them for your own?
or were you taught morals and so rejected them as your own?

do you follow what you believe God is telling you to do?
in an interesting post on morality, The Unwelcome Guest, asks: “Which is more moral, helping people purely out of concern for their suffering, or helping them because you think God wants you to do it?”

morality is an interesting thing. who truly determines what is right and wrong? are they ambiguous? what may be right for you may not be right for me? what may be right in this culture may not be right in another?

are there levels of morality? someone is more moral than another? can someone actually be immoral?

are there overarching morals that speak to all people, in all times, in all places?

why do you do what you do?

is it out of guilt? out of habit? out of conviction? out of dedication? out of a blind following of the norm?

or maybe you just do and let the chips fall where they may…?
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